Using this research in my classes has provided my students with a glimpse of what professional astronomers are tasked with in describing the workings of the universe.
Participating in NITARP has made me more confident about teaching Astronomy and communicating to students about how archive Astronomy research is done. They are surprised to learn that even THEY could do Astronomy research. My students and I had such a experience (they LOVED the JPL tour) and I'd love to participate again because I have some new students that I think would love this program!
Thank you for a life changing experience.